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UK NFS Dietetics Program Didactic Program in Dietetics. UK NFS BS in Dietetics Pathways. UK NFS ACEND Accredited Dietetics Program Option ADPD Option B CP Both Options: L ead to the BS in Dietetics Fulfill the ACEND Foundation Knowledge Requirements and/or Competencies

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Dietetics Program

Didactic Program in Dietetics


BS in Dietetics Pathways

  • UK NFS ACENDAccredited Dietetics Program

    • Option ADPD

    • Option BCP

  • Both Options:

    • Lead to the BS in Dietetics

    • Fulfill the ACENDFoundation Knowledge Requirements and/or Competencies

  • Contact your NFS Advisor or the NFS DPD Director for advice on which program to pursue.


Didactic Program in Dietetics

  • Is an ACEND accredited dietetics program of academics in Food and Nutrition Systems Management.

  • Prepares the dietetic student to meet the foundation knowledge learning outcomes for dietitians in the clinical, community, and food systems management domains.

  • Upon successful completion of the DPD, students will be eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship and or/graduate school.

NFS DPD Option A

  • The academic component of dietitian education is available to students who:

  • Declare Dietetics in the Department of NFS as their major

  • Attain a GPA of >2.4 on a 4.0 scale to progress into major coursework requirements in Junior Year/YR 3 of the DPD

NFS DPD Option Acont.

  • Outcomes for DPD Graduates

  • ACENDFoundation Knowledge Requirements met and Verification Statement earned

  • BS in Dietetics

  • Eligible to apply to a Supervised Practice Program (SPP) –Dietetic Internship (DI)

NFS DPD Curriculum

  • Two academic years - 4 semesters - basic pre-professional & UK CORE courses

  • Two years of intensive academic, professional, and experiential study

  • Didactic courseworkis 4 semesters:

    • Junior/Year 3 Fall and Spring

    • Senior/Year 4 Fall and Spring

STEPS to the SPP / DI

The following steps are designed to assist you in obtaining a dietetic internship (DI) after completing the NFS DPD


Complete UK CORE and Pre-professional Requirements


Strive for a High GPA

Dietetic Internships are competitive admission programs.

Improve your chances by maintaining a good GPA.

Candidates are not considered competitive

unless they have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale.


Participate in Volunteer

Activities in Dietetics

As soon as possible, start gaining experience in dietetics. Experience may either be paid or volunteer. These experiences will benefit you when being evaluated for acceptance into a DI.


Join and Participate in

Professional Organizations




Participate in

Extracurricular Activities

It is important to have leadership experience to be successful in dietetics. Gain these experiences early in your college career.


Obtain an Application Packet


Follow DI Application

Guidelines Carefully

When asking for recommendations:

Submit a Resume and a Letter of Recommendation fact sheet to the person from whom you are requesting a reference.


Write a Strong Cover Letter for the Application Packet

Go through the editing process again.

Seek input from the UK Writing Center.

Check with your advisor or mentor

regarding the quality of your work.


Go Over All Requirements

Edit ! Edit ! Edit !


Please contact:

The respective DI Program Contact

Your NFS Advisor

the NFS DPD Director

Dr. Kelly Webber, MPH, MS, RD

[email protected]

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